Search Results: "Jane B. Mason"


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WITHOUT ANNETTE by Jane B. Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 31, 2016

"Based on the author's own experiences in boarding school, a landmark lesbian love story set in a narrow slice of white privilege. (Fiction. 12-16)"
In her debut for teens, Mason pens a novel about small-town longings and circumstances compelling a young person to find a safe place to simply be. Read full book review >

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BELLA BAXTER AND THE ITCHY DISASTER by Jane B. Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Jolly ink illustrations, generous white space and font and humorous, but predictable story line make this a fine choice for new chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Life is busy for Bella Baxter at the Sea Inn, where the guests come first. Read full book review >

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CITY OF AMBITION by Mason B. Williams
NON-FICTION
Released: May 28, 2013

"Perhaps too detailed, but a useful contribution to an already rich literature."
A thoroughgoing, sometimes plodding account of the first major federal bailout of New York, one met with happier tidings than the equivalent of that old headline reading, "Ford to City: Drop Dead." Read full book review >

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FIRST CALL: GREETING 2017 WITH TROUBLE-FRAUGHT STORIES IN HAND
by J. Kingston Pierce

There are some years when it’s pretty easy to pick out which first-quarter crime, mystery, and thriller novels are destined to become the Big Reads, those books that enjoy extraordinary promotions and generate the most word-of-mouth. Such is not the case heading into the initial three months of 2017. There are so many promising new works by so many familiar ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 24, 1995

"With full-color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and engravings, this is a solid anthology. (glossary, sources, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Selections from the books and memoirs of 19th-century Great Plains Indians: Dartmouth-educated Sioux Charles Eastman; Two Leggings, a Crow military leader of minor rank; Cheyenne and Kiowa- Apache tribal historians; Teton Sioux chief, teacher, and author Luther Standing Bear; distinguished Ojibway historian William Whipple Warren; Waheenee, a Hidatsa woman; and Black Elk—Oglala Sioux holy man. Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE MAGPIE by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"But they don't hold a candle to Regina's magpie-enhanced sneaker for two. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Regina is a shoe-obsessed magpie. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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CAMEL RIDER by Prue Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Though the ending is pat and some characters aren't well defined, there's more than enough here to sustain interest and to open readers' eyes to a way of life they'll hardly believe actually exists. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-13)"
First-novelist Mason makes an auspicious debut with this Australian import about two boys from disparate cultures who form a bond under harrowing circumstances. Read full book review >

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POSTCAPITALISM by Paul Mason
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A radical diagnosis and a bold prognostication bound to energize progressives."
Capitalism, writes a British journalist/broadcaster, verges now on self-destruction, and he forecasts an economic future quite unlike any we've known. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN NINETIES by Lisa Mason
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Tremendously hardworking, with a heavy emphasis on seamy period detail, but neither the plot nor the time-travel framework adds upand the present-tense narrative merely compounds the difficulties."
Convoluted time-travel yarna sort of multiple-reality Chinatownfrom the author of Arachne (1990), etc. In the year 2496, Zhu Wong, a revolutionary Daughter of Compassion, is arrested for attempted murder, detoxed, then brought before the red-haired Chiron of the Luxon Institute for Superluminal Applications. Read full book review >

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THE ORACLE OF OIL by Mason Inman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2016

"Inman provides enlightenment on a persistently intractable topic and praise for the scientist who clearly saw the consequences of our reliance on oil."
The career of a hero of hydrocarbon exploration reminds us that it's a finite world after all. Read full book review >